Do not be disheartened if you don’t hear from an employer immediately after a job interview. There are a number of factors to take into consideration including the number of applicants and the urgency of the role. But what do you do if it’s been weeks since you’ve heard from them?
The first thing is to sit down and consider reasons as to why the interviewer might not have contacted you;
- Was it an urgent role?
- How many other candidates applied?
- Is there a second interview stage?
- Is there a workshop interview stage?
- Did you leave all of the relevant contact details?
After assessing the above you now need to consider your next move. Here are some tips on what to do if you haven’t heard back from a job interview;
- If it has been a week consider writing a thank you note to jog their memory
- If it’s approaching two weeks you should consider writing a follow up letter. This will reaffirm your interest in the role and you can ask for feedback
- Assess the importance of this job role – is it worth waiting for?
- If you applied via a recruitment agency ensure you are in contact with them and work hard to obtain feedback
- Consider attending a networking event where you know you will bump into people in this industry or from the company – networking is a great way of finding out information!
- If it has been over two weeks you can now phone the employer directly and ask for feedback
Above all ensure you continue to look for jobs and send out your CV template to employers. This will keep you busy and might open up new possibilities.